1: Why would the ABA want more people to "attend" (distance or otherwise) law school and take the bar?
2: Does California need more lawyers?
3: The ABA doesn't decide whether or not people can study law. Many Law libraries are open to the public, study aids and books are widely available... almost anyone can attend bar prep courses if they want to pay. So I assume you are defending the right of people to take the bar, not defending the right to study law? Correct? So if distance learning is OK for the bar, then why wouldn't independent learning be OK? Why does someone need to learn through a law school at all?